361_3In a recent trial published in the NEJM, researchers compared the use of an artificial pancreas to an insulin pump in children aged 10-18 with Type I diabetes at three overnight diabetes camps. Those with an artificial pancreas showed better blood glucose control and less nocturnal hypoglycemia than those with an insulin pump and continuous monitoring. The researchers are now testing the device in patients homes and outpatient trials of other artificial pancreas systems are also ongoing. Are you aware of other devices that one day may change how chronic diseases are managed?

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